|Occurred : 7/2/2010 22:55 (Entered as : 07/02/10 22:55)
Reported: 7/2/2010 9:31:49 PM 21:31
Location: Hopkinsville, KY
|Extra star seen moving across the big dipper and then fading.
At around 10:55 PM, my wife and I were enjoying a walk out under the stars in our neighborhood. The skies were clear so we could easily see the stars and had been looking up pointing out which constellations we knew.
During this time I was looking up at the big dipper and noticed an extra star in the middle of the constellation which through me off for a second. It was the exact same size and brightness as the other stars in the constellation but was moving. I pointed it out to my wife because it didn’t look like a plane since usually a plane would have multiple lights or flashing lights.
We watched it move from right to left at a 45 degree downward angle over the course of about five seconds as it crossed a distance about equal the size of the constellation. As it moved downwards the light began to fade until we could no longer see it. This was also odd because there were no clouds for it to disappear behind.